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What are 5 reasons leading up to the American Revolution?
The colonists did not pay any taxes until after the French and Indian War in 1763. Then Britain decided it was time they should pay for the war. This was even though the British made a treaty with the Native Americans to keep the colonists east of the Appalachian Mountains and paid the natives to take scalps of any colonist that violated this treaty. The British passed the so called Navigational Acts that said that the colonists should trade only with Britain even though the colonists could buy goods cheaper from the Dutch. Next came the Sugar Act making colonists pay tax on sugar and Stamp Act putting tax on newspapers and official documents (later removed). The Townshend Act taxed only imported goods. On March 5, 1770 there was a riot in Boston during which British soldiers shot dead five colonists that were throwing snowballs and rocks. This incident was known as Boston Massacre. Another incident was the Boston Tea Party where colonists dressed as Native Americans and threw out the tea brought by British ships into the harbor after passing the Tea Act giving a British company the right to sell tea to the colonists. Britain closed the harbor, brought troops to live in Boston homes, and planned on taking colonists to England to be tried for their crimes.
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King George III.
America was tired of being ruled, by a terrible king, under the English crown. Also, the colonials were to being consented to the changes that were happening to their land, su…ch as taxation, and having to be constantly watched by the English army, which stayed in the thirteen colonies.
Since the navigation acts only allowed the American colonists to trade with their mother country, ( and based on the idea that the mother country should be more powerful t…han their colony ) Eangland could raise their prices on the furnished goods that they exported onto the colonies as high as they wanted, and the colonies would have to buy it anyways, this made the colonies angry, and this as well as many other acts and events lead to the revolt against Great Britan.
The colonists didn't want to go by British law. the british believed to be better than the Americans (at that time they were only colonists)because the Americans needed the he…lp of the british in the french and Indian war (also known as the seven years war). the british began taxation and the colonists went wild. the taxes sparked the term, "no taxation without representation." after few short battles, the revolution had begun. the over confidence of the british was their inevitably their downfall.
Because the American Revolution gave the people of France the believe that if the American could break away from their mother country England, which was one of the stronge…st in the world at the time, and having French soldiers participate in the American Revolution, gave them the idea that they no longer had to deal with King Louis XVI and that they could succeed taking over the government.
The signing to the Declaration of Independence, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, refusal of the King's decree.
What was the reason the british attempted to tax colonist that would lead to the American revolution?
What lead to the American Revolution was that Britain did not take care of the colonies as the should have.
Because the Constitution led to endless disagreements about States' Rights (the freedom of one state to over-rule federal laws), whch was the root cause of the Civil War.
there are nine i know a few the stamp act the sugar act the quartering act the declaratory act the Townsend act the Boston massacre the Boston tea party and the intolerable ac…ts. there is eight hoe that helps.
The American Colonies consisted of a vast continent of wooded and primitive land with few roads and virtually no bridge crossing of the major rivers. The territory size and pr…imitive state hampered English efforts to contain the rebellion. General George Washington's troops often fought commando style, engaging the British troops from behind trees or stone walls and disappearing into the night before the British could find them. Washington learned this fighting technique from the Indians during his service in the French and Indian war. The British considered this type of fighting cowardly and not at all what one would expect from gentlemen in combat. Thus, the Americans were able to reduce their war casualties by avoiding many open field battles. This was essential since disease and desertion were decimating the American ranks. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania was instrumental in maintaining some semblance of financial stability for the colonies early in the battle. Without his personal guarantees on many a loan the colonial troops would not have received any pay, food, clothing or weapons. Even with his efforts Washington's army suffered from every kind of deprivation throughout the war. When the French decided, after the Americans won the battle of Saratoga, to lend their support to our revolution the cause was assured. It didn't happen over night, in fact, it took another five years before hostilities ceased. America was indebted to the HEAD of France, King Louis XVI, unfortunately, America sat by and watched as the Anarchical Mobs of the French revolution severed his HEAD, via the guillotine.
One of the events that led up to the American Revolution was the feeling that the colonists had about how they were treated. They felt they should be treated the same as t…he British. The colonists felt that they were being taxed, but had no representation.
What did South Carolina create to govern the colony in the years leading up to the American Revolution?
House of Deputies